These shark crafts for kids can be any shark you want. It can be a great white or you can turn them into the colorful characters from Baby Shark like we did. It just takes a few tweaks, and we have provided free printables to make crafting with your kids super easy. These templates are just a starting point. Be sure to encourage creativity and individuality.
There is no “right” way to make this paper bag shark puppet. And there is definitely no “right” way to play with the puppets once they are made. What stories will your kiddos come up with. Maybe you want to add a puppet theatre for dramatic effect. Try this one…
And here are some other paper bag puppets to use for your puppet show too:
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SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Paper lunch bag
- Glue stick
- Construction paper
- Baby Shark craft template
And crafting together is so much easier when you use our simple “fill your bag” system. Basically, we want to remove as many barriers as possible so that crafting with your kids is actually do-able. So, we promise to keep it simple and to do more with less. Fill your bag with the 27 items on our master list that we use for every single creative project on this site and in our kids’ crafts collections, and you are ready to go. It’s as simple as that.
Paper Bag Shark Craft Instructions
Step 1: Use the Shark Craft Template
- Print out the shark craft templates
- Then choose a color for your shark craft puppet
- Next, use the templates to cut out the parts for your shark activity
Step 2: Start to Put the Shark Puppet Together
- First glue the white center onto the shark’s body
- Then glue the shark body onto the front of the paper bag, under the flap, with the opening at the bottom.
- Glue the red circle and teeth into the mouth of the shark and secure it in place under the flap
- Use the baby shark puppet template #3 to cut some eyes out for your shark
- Glue them in place and add whatever other details you would like.
- Not pictured: We added some white to the bottom of the shark’s face to make them look more like the baby shark characters.
Step 4: Finish Off Your Baby Shark Crafts
- Finally, glue the head in place on the front of the paper bag flap.